Light Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Yields: 8 servings – size: 1 cup – points+:7 pts – smart points: 10  -calories: 290 – fat: 8g – carbs: 32g 

Ingredients

  • 12 oz high fiber elbows like Ronzoni Smart Taste
  • 2 tbsp margerine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth 
  • 8 oz lowered fat mild cheddar
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • 1/8 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • cooking spray

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Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large , heavy skillet, melt margerine. Add flour and cook over low heat stirring woth a whisk. Add onion and cook another 2 min. Add milk and chicken broth and continuw whisking, raising heat to medium- high until it comes to a boil and becomes smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  3.  Once it becomes thick, remove from heat, add cheese and mix well until cheese is melted. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste, add cooked macaroni and spinach. Pour into baking dish. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray on top.
  4. Bake for 15-20 min, then broil for a few minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden.

Light Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 12 oz high fiber elbows like Ronzoni Smart Taste
  • 2 tbsp margerine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 8 oz lowered fat mild cheddar
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • 1/8 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large , heavy skillet, melt margerine. Add flour and cook over low heat stirring woth a whisk. Add onion and cook another 2 min. Add milk and chicken broth and continuw whisking, raising heat to medium- high until it comes to a boil and becomes smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Once it becomes thick, remove from heat, add cheese and mix well until cheese is melted. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste, add cooked macaroni and spinach. Pour into baking dish. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray on top.
  4. Bake for 15-20 min, then broil for a few minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden.
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